Monday, March 28, 2022

25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humor & Satire in Art - Exhibition Cartoons

From the Museum of Humor & Satire in Art.

80 cartoons were selected in the 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humor & Satire in Art, by a jury chaired by Niels Bo Bojesen and composed of Alla Georgieva, Anne Derenne, Antonio Antunes and Rayma Suprani

The topic was Economy of Means.

My cartoon Still Life made the cut:

Monday, March 21, 2022

Michael Ramirez Wins Overseas Press Club of America Cartoon Award

From The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez has won a top national honor again, this time the Best Cartoon Award from the Overseas Press Club of America for his work illustrating international affairs.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Julie Doucet awarded Angoulême Festival’s Grand Prix

 From Comics Beat.

Julie Doucet, 2022 Angoulême Grand Prix and her prédécessor, Chris Ware.
Photo: Didier Pasamonik (L’Agence DB

The 49th edition of the Angoulême International Comic Art Festival honoured Canadian artist Julie Doucet with its highest award, the Grand Prix. 

A career recognition award, Doucet becomes the third woman in the history of the festival to receive the prize – the last being Rumiko Takahashi in 2019.

Doucet won the favour of an electorate of 1,820 comic book authors and professionals, beating French cartoonists Catherine Meurisse and Pénélope Bagieu

At a French festival which has previously tended to favour their own creators on the ballot, this win comes as a great surprise.

Monday, March 14, 2022

"What's So Funny?: A Cartoonist's Memoir" by David Sipress

From David Sipress' web page

David Sipress, a dreamer and obsessive drawer living with his Upper West Side family in the age of JFK and Sputnik, goes hazy when it comes to the ceaselessly imparted lessons-on-life from his meticulous, secretive father and the angsty expectations of his migraine-prone mother. 

Sipress paints his hapless place in the family, from the time he is tricked by his unreliable older sister into rocketing his pet turtle out his twelfth-floor bedroom window, to the moment he walks away from a Harvard PhD program in Russian history to begin his life as a professional cartoonist. 

This poignant, compelling family story is also a meditation on creativity and the art of cartooning, and Sipress’s cartoons appear throughout What's so funny? with spot-on precision, inducing delightful Aha moments in answer to the perennial question aimed at cartoonists: Where do you get your ideas?

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Lalo Alcaraz wins the 2022 Herblock Prize

From NBC News

Lalo Alcaraz, a Los Angeles-based political cartoonist, becomes the first Latino recipient of the prestigious 2022 Herblock Prize in recognition of his editorial cartooning and his "passion, dedication and brilliance" in covering civil rights and other issues impacting U.S. Latinos.

The $15,000 award announced Thursday by the Herb Block Foundation is named after the late Washington Post syndicated editorial cartoonist Herbert Lawrence “Herblock” Block, who for many years was best-known for his commentaries on domestic and foreign policy issues.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

"Putin’s Russia: The Rise of a Dictator"

 From The Tyee.

Vladimir Putin is purportedly the richest man in the world. Of course, much of his wealth is stolen from ordinary Russian people.

In Putin’s Russia: The Rise of a Dictator, cartoonist Darryl Cunningham recreates the life and times of Putin, from childhood to permanently installed ruler of Russia. 

Along the way, events like the war in Syria, the 2016 U.S. election, plenty of murder, injustice and corruption, and a seemingly endless list of dead journalists and jailed opponents unfold.